Sleep – or the lack of sleep – affects everything from our jobs and our safety to our health and our relationships. More than one third of American adults say they feel so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activities. And 4 percent of adult men and 2 percent of adult women have obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening disorder.
At Alamance Regional’s Sleep Disorders Lab, experts diagnose sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders through Sleep Latency or Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) and Polysomnography studies. Our six private rooms are furnished and decorated with home-like comforts and include a private bath with each room.
Patients spend one night at the lab while a certified sleep technologist monitors breathing, heart rate, muscle activity and other vital signs from a computerized station. The lab’s physicians can diagnose any problems and work with your physician to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
If you think you may suffer from a sleep disorder, ask your physician about a referral to our Sleep Lab. For more information about our Sleep Lab services, call 1-866-937-6692.
Need more information about sleep and sleep disorders? Visit the National Sleep Foundation. To go directly to their tools and quizzes to help assess your knowledge about sleep, click here. Another sleep quiz is available at www.sleepeducation.com.
Warning signs of sleep apnea.
While Sleep Apnea can pose serious health risks, it is treatable. If you exhibit symptoms of sleep apnea, talk to your physician.
- Extremely loud snoring
- Repeating patterns of “snore, pause, gasp,” revealing breathing stops and starts
- Waking up frequently
- Extreme sleepiness during the day
- Falling asleep while at work or while driving
- Workplace accidents or car wrecks
- Concentration difficulties
- Lost productivity
- Mood or behavior changes
- More frequent illnesses
- Morning headaches
- Loss of interest in sex
- Male erectile failure